It's Christmas Live
available from 27 November 2020
It's Christmas LIVE was recorded live in front of a packed auditorium at Planetshakers Church before the pandemic lockdowns, the full production recording and companion video was produced, directed and mixed by Joth Hunt at Planetshakers Studios.
Combining Planetshakers’ unique musical interpretation of classic favourites alongside its original Christmas songs, the new album is led by Hunt and worship leaders Rudy Nikkerud, Chelsi Nikkerud, Natalie Ruiz, Joe Vatucicila, Rachel Vatucicila, Kemara Fuimaono and Steve Sowden. The recording also features a 59-voice choir and multiple drum, guitar, bass and keyboard musicians. Other highlights include the lead track “Angels We Have Heard On High,” which has additional lyrics by Hunt, the title track and original song “It's Christmas,” co-written by worship leader and pastor Sam Evans, the jazz-inspired original offering “All Glory” featuring Hunt on vocals and piano, and the declarative original “Light of the World” spiced with rap vocals.
"Christmas is a great time to remember what Jesus has done," says Russell Evans, Planetshakers Founder and Lead Pastor. "Despite what we may see around us or how we may feel, Christmas is a time where we can refocus our attention firmly on Jesus. God becoming man to save humanity!"
It's Christmas LIVE is available from 27 November on digital and streaming outlets.
Track listing, music charts, lyrics and tracks
Angles We Have Heard On High
Joy To The World
The First Noel
The Story of Christmas
The birth of Jesus Christ—the Son of God—was foretold in the Old Testament, creating great anticipation for the arrival of the promised Messiah. When He was born, His birth did not reflect His divine royalty, but instead, the King of Kings was born in a manger and lived a life of humility and service to those He had come to save and set free.
Christmas is a celebration of the coming of our Lord and Saviour— the ‘Light of the World’. He is the only One who can save from sin and restore eternal life to those who simply believe. It is our prayer that you encounter Him for yourself this Christmas, and experience, first-hand, the LIFE that He brings!